(WASHINGTON) WEConnect International is excited to announce that leading automaker BMW became a local corporate member representing Europe on July 1, 2016. BMW is the first automobile manufacturing company to expand supplier diversity and inclusion efforts beyond North America, and join WEConnect International’s impressive list of more than 70 corporate members dedicated to sourcing from women-owned companies.
"BMW’s commitment to supplier diversity represents the core values of WEConnect International," said Michael Tobolski, Director of Corporate Relations at WEConnect International. "Our goal is to support their efforts in identifying qualified women-owned suppliers to improve their bottom line and help communities across Europe flourish."
Accenture, IBM, Intel, ExxonMobil, Monsanto and Walmart Recognized for Commitment to Supplier Diversity
WEConnect International convened more than 200 women business owners, corporate representatives, and government officials from 18 countries to its annual WEConnect International Day conference in Orlando, FL, on Monday, June 20. The event provides a platform for all in attendance to make critical connections that lead to business deals and strengthen women’s global economic empowerment.
WEConnect International is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Greta Schettler as its new Vice President. Ms. Schettler, based in Washington, D.C., will head up global efforts to scale the rapidly growing organization, lead its executive management team, and develop the performance driven culture.
Commenting on the appointment, Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder said, “We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Schettler as a member of our global team in this important new role. In our short six-year history we have grown our operations include more than 70 corporate members with over US$1 trillion in annual purchasing power and almost 6,000 women business owners in approximately 100 countries. Ms. Schettler’s leadership and ability to translate vision into results will be vital to strengthening our work connecting women business owners to global opportunities with multinational corporations.”